June 5, 2018

On the Fringe of Mesopotamia: Investigating Urbanization and Cultural Interaction during the Bronze Age in an Unexplored Part of Iraqi Kurdistan

Peter Pfälzner
Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology
University of Tübingen

June 6, 2018
7:00 PM
Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute

Despite turbulent times in Iraq, fieldwork in the westernmost part of Iraqi Kurdistan continued uninterrupted from 2013 to 2017. Hundreds of settlements from different periods were detected, among them the urban center of Bassetki. Professor Pfälzner will discuss the process of understanding and reconstructing this Bronze Age site.